Toorak Park fortress for Two Blues

GOOD teams turn their home game matches into a fortress.

So it is becoming for Prahran Assumption when it maintained its undefeated home record this season with a hard fought 18 point win over arch rival Therry Penola.

It wasn’t pretty, in fact at times it was downright ugly.

Kicking into a breeze the Two Blues burst out of the blocks with goals to comeback forward Tony Mirabella (2), pictured)  and Zac Podmore but Therry Penola upped their pressure and slammed on five unanswered goals to take an 18 point quarter-time lead.

The Two Blues gradually clawed their way back into the contest to level the scores at half-time.

The third quarter was a real arm wrestle with turnovers galore from both teams.

At three quarter-time the Two Blues trailed by seven points but coming home with the breeze.

Adam Collett snapped a goal from a scrimmage to level the scores.

Then ruckman Rory Brodie, tireless all day, passed to Mirabella who goaled to take the lead. It was a miraculous return by Mirabella who had 'retired' earlier in the season because of a chronic ankle injury.

But it was left to inspirational skipper James Musster to ice the game with his second major.

Therry Penola was restricted to one goal in the second half thanks to a miserly defence led by Joel Hume and Jonny Simonetta.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 3-2 7-3 7-7 11-10 (76)

THERRY PENOLA 6-2 7-3 8-8 8-10 (58)

Goals. Mirabella 3, Clifford, Musster 2, Podmore, Henshaw, Collett, Jory.

Best. Brodie, Simonetta, Musster, Collett, Price, Hume.


An emphatic 96 point win by the much improved Reserves.

The half-time scoreline of 13-7 to 0-1 said it all.

Rugby convert Angus Fyfe, Jayke Murray and full-forward Blayne Dempsey who kicked 6-6 were dominant.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 6-2 13-7  15-10 18-10  (110)

THERRY PENOLA 0-1 0-1 2-2 3-4 (22)

Goals Dempsey 6, Murray 4,  Fyfe 3, Bourchier 2, Noonan, Heatley, Graham,

Best. Fyfe, Murray, Dempsey, Rhodes, Noonan, Quinn.


The Thirds took on Mazenod at home on Saturday, with a number of Thirds/Clubbies old boys attending to offer support. The players were looking forward to an opportunity to put their second win on the board in front of a few past players.
It was wet and muddy at Basil St, which led to a lot of contests but the players were equal to the challenge, with on baller Nick 'Liba' Tetteroo cleaning up plenty of possessions around the ruck and taking out man of the match.
Down by a goal at three quarter time, the players rallied in the fourth with a few well earnt majors and survived a late comeback from Mazenod to post the win.
Overseeing the match was club GM Neil 'Bubba' Wallmeyer who donned the umpires kit for the day after a late withdrawal. It was very much appreciated by Thirds management.
PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION  3-2  4-6  5-8  8-9 (57)
MAZENOD 2-2  3-4  6-5  7-7 (49)
Goals: A. Davis, T. Davis, C. Kerrison, N. Cibiras, N. Tetteroo, J. Andrews, J. Baldey, J. Greaves
Best : T. Beddison, J. Marshall, N. Tetteroo, J. Greaves, J. Baldey, M. Donaldson